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The Evening statesman. (Walla Walla, Wash.) 1903-1910, September 03, 1903, Image 6

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Theories on Change of
Climate Get a Jolt.
Many Sections in Franklin and Adams
Counties Show Yields of Next
to Nothing.
ington war, changing and that fail
ures in wheat-growing on the light
lands would never again be experi
enced has tins year suffered a hard
jolt. The crop can hardly be termed
a failure, but in many sections in Ad
ams and Franklin counties the yield
is so near to nothing that all talk of
the climate ( hanging has been aban-.
doned and tiie farmers who have
fields that are worth cutting are con
gratulating themselves on the fact
that the high prices have softened the
blow that has fallen. Those who
have been obliged to cut the crop for
na> and consolation in the memory
c b ast Unv years, when light
lane yields were so heavy that they
made many farmers wealthy and
• aused an advance in values from $2
o per acre to and $40 per acre.
N. P. Main Line Suffers.
8 cry weather played the worst
along the main line of the
*1 L 1 :u ' inc from Ritzviile down)
past Lind and Connell. The O. R. ft
for thousands of acres In the Wash-]
tucna district will yield next to noth-J
ng, ana some of it will not be cut.'
Ritzviile, which in past yean when
moisture was plentiful, enjoyed the'
proud distinction of being the great
est primary wheat market in the Unit
ed States, will this year fal] behind
quite a number of water-tank stations
in the amount ol' wheat that will be
At Lind the new Wilcox mill will
not Oi ed to run up to its capacity -t.o
grind all of the wheat tributary to
that point. In most of the
wheat counties of Washington
yields, the whims of nature, assisted
perhaps by the carelessness or thrift
>f man. making :i good yield in one
Held, while an adjoining field appar
ently with the same chance would
turn out very poor. There is more
uniformity up bore in Adams and
Franklin c unities, for the yields are
ali very much alike, and if there are
any that are very good, tiie returns
fro mthem are slow in coming in.
Very Light Yield.
Fifteen bushels of winter wheat is
i insidered a good yield, and half that
v >unt is not regarded as bad for
spring wheat this year. In spite ot
. se light yie" s. and large tracts that
«dl] be cut for hay or left uncut, there
It w^seil Tn^se -, jr^™"^
J> ■ m *'er'ial,i will agree when we tell yjo
Studebaker Lme
r * so latter what you want —if it's a ha™' l 'or 'iff
1 something that nms en wheels, we've ■^n^JHuf^'
V jjPf lttl C° m c in and figure with us. Everybody knows '^Sl
7 r! .~ z\ :::::ng statesman, Thursday, September 3, 1903.
will b.' considerable wheat shipped out
of the Washtucna district, as there is
an immense area of new land under
cultivation. Conservative estimates
place this new acreage at three times
rtie amount in wheat last year, and
with such an enormous increase, the
effect of light yield will be less plainly
letected in the amount available for
shipment. Where the wheat is being
•ut—and there wil] be twice os large
m acreage cut this year as there was
ast—most of the yields are from five
o eight bushels to the acre, although
is previously stated, some run as high
13 18 bushels.
The wheat crop all through Adams
md Franklin counties ma le a fine
start in the spring, and promised to
shew a great yield, but the generous
rains which saved the crop in other
►arts of the state missed nearly all of
►low from which it. will not recover
mti] another year or two of good crops
win back the confidence of the far
mers. Many of them who are secur
ng less than five bushels per acre
ire regretting that they did not be
gin earlier and cut the crop for hay,
a proceeding which would have been
much more profitable. At the same
hue there is no disposition on the
>art of any of the light-land farmers
to abandon their operations, and
many of them are already looking for
stock to nun loose on the crop that
ailed as wheat. By this method, far
ming in this part of the country will
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ibe divested of a portion of the ele
ment of chance that is now such a
prominent factor in operations
Through a large portion of Adams and
Franklin counties.
The experience of the pa.->t five
years has demonstrated that wdien
these lands do turn off a crop, it is
much more profitable proportionately
than one-secured from the higher
priced lands which are more reliable.
This year the light-land farmers also
have an argument In their favor point
ing to their companions in misery
over on Eureka Flat, id Walla Walla
county, where "the crops never fail."
This season tbe yield on some of
Walla Walla's $7r>-pcr-acro land is mi
better than on Adams and Franklin
county lands which a few years ago
were a drug on the market at $- per
Enormous Increase in Acreage.
The two latter counties also have
this in their favor this year, the fact
that there is an enormous increase in
acreage to offset the light yield, while
Walla Walla has little or nothing in
the way of new acreage.
This increase of acreage and the
small yield, with a late season, which
may still further reduce the output,
makes it a very difficult matter ac
curately to estimate the yield of these
two light-land counties.
The rain last week caused some un
easiness among the farmers, who
have a recollection of other late sea
sons when early rains cut down tbe
yields that were small enough at the
best. Fortunately, tbe sun came out
before any serious damage resulted,
the loss of a few days' time at a criti
cal period being about the only harm
Holding for High Pi ices.
Tim light-land farmers may be so
unfortunate as to have a smaller crop
than usual but be has attempted to
equalize that shortage by holding on.;
for an extravagant price for that
which he will succeed in harvesting.
"Dollar wheat" is not regarded by
some of ihe agriculturists as an iri
descent dream, and they mention that
figure ir., all seriousness. So thorough
ly are they imbued with the belief
that higher prices are a certainty that
C6HXS ]H i r i> i? sn<*i to sx&rt much <i' n
selling movement. They have the
Puget Sound millers on the hip, and
are making them pay prices far in
excess of export values, and this con
dition of au'airs will continue unti] tbe
demands of the millions are satisfied.
E. Wl W. .
Xo evidence of tin insanity of Mrs.
Ellen Allen, who is charged with the
shooting and killing of .Mrs. Laura
Graham in Seattle, lias been found by
the doctors appointed by Judge Bell
to inquire into tie.- mental condition
of the woman.
H. H. Griffin, who for the past two
years has occupied the position of
freight agent of the Chicago. .Milwau
kee & St. Paul railroad in Seattle, has
resigned and gone to Portland, where
lie wil] accept a similar place with
the Illinois Central.
A trapeze performer by the name
of Mason fell while doing an act at
te Fairhaven variety toeal r .viMl
i. lay night and r'--U on his , .J*
i j Shortly afterwards .: '> ire , , ] j
ly insane r-d remains I tl . I
j . ion. I
' Mrs: 03 a wcSin? 3 o'tane 4
1 m * a ' w] 1;- ; : ow " 1 . v rai
• tru-cts ol .vi.': tr 'voimcwici |
bought The ( lur bia hotel Isl :n?
to make oi i. a first class a n r .
| and donate it to tbi ec ioii .-.
j C. A. Underwood, assis in\ , • hie,
of the Second Na ional b .. is oi <v.
fax. has eereicd connection wit|
that institution as ! will les c arm
Wednesda • I . iz :s v h *n
make h:3 home.
James Edwards, a civil engineer
formerly with tiie Northern Pacific
slates that eastern eapitai is behind
an enterprise to build a .sixty,
mile electric road out from Spokane.
A Y. M. C. A. institute, wbichtjrjl]
bt» attended by association wot i, •
of Seattle and Portland. will be
held in Everett the afternoon and ev
ening of Friday. September 11.
On October S the voters of King
county will be asked to vote upon i
proposal to issue bonds in I ho sum
$500,000 for the building of a new
court house.
Ballard Shingle Weavers' anion No
12 tit their last meeting voted to ar
rend tbe Labor day celebration to Dt
bold at Everett September 7.
Tiie cruiser MarbleheaJ and the giro
boat Concord have been ordered to
leave Portland on September •"• andi
turn to Bremerton.
S. E. Elliott was badly Injured bya
flying piece of stool in Moras Bros,
company's boiler shop in Seattle.
The rural free deliver? route he
two :\ Republic and Curlew will
put in oeration September 1">.
Material is being delivered on thi
ground for a good sized hote] for
Yakima is to have an ice plant
Sad Life of Bertha M. Clay.
Philadelphia Record
-The novels of Bert: .M. Clay."
said c. publisher, "wore very popular
in Ann rica fifteen or twenty years
ago. Al] the women trad them pas
sionately. They were in quality like
the wor!: of 'The Dnchess," and Ber
tha M. Clay had thee ands of warm
hearted admirers among American
"Do yen know there never v v a
Bertha M. Clay? 'Dora Thorne' s ; al]
the rest of the books that she was
supposed I have written were wriitei
Knj lish woman. C. M. B -B. M. C,
to (EE '. were not content to steal her
profit merely from Charlotte if.
Praemo; they stole even Iter fair*.
side of the Atlantic without paying be!
thej- put a false name on the books'
covers. They claimed that the vol
umes were tiie work of Bertha M.
Clay, a woman who never, of course,
'■Th<> Internationa] copyright law
is a good thing. It has put a stop to
some of the most contemptible and
mean crimes that the world ever

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